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Art Nouveau Walk Vienna: Map and Route of Jugendstil Architecture In Wien

Art Nouveau Walk: Majolika House

Art Nouveau Walk Vienna. On this Art Nouveau walk you’ll get a condensed view of Vienna 1900 Art Nouveau architecture and art. Use my tips and tour map for a self-guided tour off the historic city centre. You will see top works of Austria’s Art Nouveau (Jugendstil), among them the Vienna Secession, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, and others. Otto Wagner Pavilions and …

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Vienna Sightseeing: Top 10 + 3 Points Of Interest By A Native

Belvedere Palace

Vienna Sightseeing. Actually, even the core Vienna points of interest can be overwhelming. On top, a few of them embrace various football fields in size. For example, the whole historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Use this page to get an overview of must-sees and my own discoveries. Click on the headlines to kick start your travel preparations. If …

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Otto Wagner Church And Hospital In Vienna: Where Light Meets Shade

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Otto Wagner Church

The Otto Wagner church, top gem of Viennese Art Nouveau, lies in the West of Vienna. From the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can see its golden dome sparkling through the hills of Steinhof. The church outshines many top attractions. Compared with the dark Nazi history of Otto Wagner’s elegant hospital on the grounds, its beauty is bizarre. Explore Wagner’s wonderful world of shapes and ornaments. Here is my review. …

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Vienna Prague Day Trip – Tour Review

Vienna Prague Day Trip: Mala Strana from Charles Bridge

Vienna Prague Day Trip. From Vienna to Prague it is little more than 250 km. Some busy Europe travellers visit Prague from Vienna in a day. If you have the same plans make sure you are perfectly organised to get the most out of your day. I joined a guided day trip by coach to find out how Prague shaped up in …

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Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Small Group Tour Review

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Mirabell Gardens

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip. Vienna is not Austria. To discover a different landscape, head for the region and town of Salzburg. As a native Viennese, I have covered that route several times, usually on my way to the Alps, or over a weekend. If you plan to go for a day and need a reality check for a day trip read my story …

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Jewish Vienna: Map, Top Sights, and Walking Tours

Vienna Jewish tour: Synagogue Seitenstettengasse

Do you want to trace the foot steps of your Jewish ancestors, when in Vienna? Since the Jewish community in Wien goes back 900 years you’ll have plenty of sites to see. Here are the best places of Jewish Vienna to visit. Leopoldstadt Jewish Vienna. The former Jewish quarter was known as the ‘Matzoth Island’ of Vienna. The inhabitants of Leopoldstadt were almost …

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Jewish Museum Vienna: Judenplatz and Dorotheergasse

Jewish Museum Vienna: exhibit, Lili Bial's toy box

Where in  Vienna to best absorb its 900 years of Jewish history?  To track the Jewish community in Vienna over the past centuries,  tour the Jewish Museum Vienna. Since its restructuring, it brims with stories on every information board, object, video and quote. As I wanted to learn more about the Jewish part of my family I visited the museum. Read my review. Museum’s …

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Shopping In Vienna Austria: Finding Shops You Like

Shopping in Vienna: Mothwurf

Insider shopping in Vienna can be hard for the average traveller. You want to buy quality with a local flavour that you can’t buy anywhere else. I visited just two shopping streets in the fourth and fifth districts on a quiet weekday afternoon and discovered a dozen exciting places. If you like Austrian craftsmanship and local luxury design, scroll down to my …

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Third Man Movie Tour: A Native Viennese’s Tour Review

Third Man Movie Tour

Third Man Movie Tour. Even if you visit Vienna for the first time it pays to join a special themed tour like the ‘Dritter Mann Tour’.  Not only will you get under the skin of an international cult film, you will also get to know Vienna off the beaten path. Read my review and watch the Third Man move trailer below. Why I Liked The …

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Vienna by Night Tour: Tips for Self-Guided, Private And Group Tours

Vienna by night: Hofburg

Vienna by night. Sometimes, switching off the sun helps you see better. For example, by taking this magical night walk past top landmarks. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatise even the loveliest baroque squiggles and fountain nymphs. Doing a Vienna walk by night also lets you peek inside those town palaces without flat pressing your nose… Mölkerbastei Vienna by …

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